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Newsletters: May 2017

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Tufts University is the newest member of the Northeast Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (NeLSAMP). LSAMP is an NSF-funded national program that seeks to support academic and social integration, along with professional development, for underrepresented students interested in STEM undergraduate and graduate studies. Partner schools include Northeastern University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of Rhode Island, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The first cohort of Tufts LSAMP participants were accepted in February, and since have secured domestic and international research experiences that they will participate in this summer.


The Center for STEM Diversity would like to congratulate Cohort 4 of the Bridge to Engineering Success at Tufts (BEST) program and our senior STEM Ambassadors on their upcoming graduation!

Cesar Guerrero - Mechanical Engineering
Andrade Hendricks - Chemical Engineering
Jose Lopez - Engineering Psychology
Jessica Lunte - Architectural Studies - Engineering
Ariel Luque - Computer Science
Jacquelyn Nwagwu - Environmental Engineering
Patricia Rosa - Chemical Engineering

STEM Ambassadors
Ariel Luque - Computer Science
Andre Newland - Computer Science
Steven Tran - Biopsychology


Tufts Summer Session Registration NOW Open
Online registration for the First Summer Session is open now through May 23 at 6:00 p.m., and online registration for the Second Summer Session is open now through June 30 at 6:00 p.m. If you already know what courses you would like to take for the summer, you can register in SIS.

The Engineering of Transportation Infrastructure: Processes, Strategies, and Politics
Monday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. in 51 Winthrop Street
Join Andy Card and Ray LaHood, former U.S. Secretaries of Transportation, for a conversation on transportation infrastructure with Tufts and the greater Boston community. A mechanical engineer by training, Andy Card was the U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President George H. W. Bush from 1992 - 1993, and later the White House Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush from 2001 - 2006. U.S. Secretary of Transportation under President Barack Obama from 2009 - 2013, Ray LaHood also served in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Illinois’s 18th district. To register and for more information, click here.

Latino Center/LGBT Center Spring BBQ
Wednesday, May 3 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Bolles House

Center for STEM Diversity End of the Semester Party
Wednesday, May 3 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. in Anderson 108

TBQA's Out in Medicine and Science
Thursday, May 4, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Sackler 114, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA
The Biomedical Queer Alliance from Tufts University School of Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences invites you OUT for a night of fun, networking, and hors d'oeuvres. The event will feature out professionals from the fields of science and medicine and focus on the importance of transparency in school and the workplace. All Tufts affiliates are welcome, including allies. Please register for this free event. For any questions, please email

Asian American Stole Ceremony
Thursday, May 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Distler Performance Hall

LGBT Center Graduation Reception
Thursday, May 18 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Tisch Library Tower Café

Africana Center Stole Ceremony
Friday, May 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Distler Performance Hall

James Dyson Award Open for Entries
The James Dyson award celebrates, encourages, and inspires the next generation of engineers. They are looking for fresh new ideas that can solve problems. The best invention internationally is awarded $40,000 in prize money and their university receives $6,000. For more information and how to apply, click here. Entries are being accepted until July 20.



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Tisch Library


Drop-in Writing Support at Tisch
Writing Consultants are a dynamic university resource who can help with writing papers at any stage. Writing Consultants are located in the Research Hub (near the Tower Café) and are available on Sundays through Thursdays from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. until Thursday, May 4.

Help with GIS and Data Analysis
The Data Lab in Tisch Library is a newly renovated space on the second floor offering in-depth consultation services related to GIS data and software and quantitative data analysis tools such as Stata, SPSS, and SAS.

Late Night Study Space
Located near the entrance of the library, the Hirsh Reading Room provides a quiet place to study after the rest of the library is closed. To find out more about building hours, click here.


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Director: Darryl Williams, PhD
Associate Director: Kristin Finch, PhD
Program Administrator: Campbell Halligan
Staff Assistant: Courtney Russo

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